Buffalo Zoo

300 Parkside Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14214- Map It
(716) 837-3900

AAA Editor Notes

Buffalo Zoo, 2 mi. n. on Elmwood Ave., then e. on Iroquois Dr. to 300 Parkside Ave. in Delaware Park, has indoor and outdoor displays of more than 1,000 animals and birds on 23.5 acres. The zoo's exhibits are divided among three major regions: The Americas, Australia/Asia and Africa. Color-coded signs indicate what geographic area you are in. One of the zoos most popular displays is Rainforest Falls, a two-story enclosure filled with tropical foliage, a 25-foot-tall waterfall and such animals as poison dart frogs; capybara; roseate spoonbills; and capuchin, squirrel and howler monkeys. The Arctic Edge area features polar bears, wolves, lynx and bald eagles. Special exhibits include Otter Creek, Sea Lion Cove, and the children's zoo and Heritage Farm. Carousel and train rides are available in season. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$12; $10 (ages 65+); $9 (ages 2-12); $6 (military with ID). Train, carousel or Arctic Blast ride $2. Kangaroo Hop $5. Parking: $4.
Hours: Grounds daily 10-6 (also Fri. 6-8:30), July-Aug.; daily 10-5, rest of year. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.